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.s. department of justice report about h.s.b.c. holdings, one of the largest banks in the world. to avoid criminal prosecution, h.s.b.c. admitted today that it laundered more than $800 million for mexican drug cartels and covered up illegal transactions for burma, iran, sudan, cuba, and libya. those nations were under banking sanctions because of human rights atrocities, terrorism, or, in iran's case, a nuclear program. the british bank will pay $1.9 billion to the u.s. government, the largest such fine in history. senior correspondent john miller is in new york following the story for us tonight. john? >> reporter: scott, it's a case that has everything: everything except an arrest. and that struck some as odd because in an 80-page document of court papers, the bank admits to almost going out of its way to act as a financial clearing house for international pariahs and drug dealers. h.s.b.c. officials listed mexico in its lowest risk category for money laundering during a four- year period when mexican drug cartels were funneling hundreds of millions of dollars through the bank. u.s. att
to back assad, and the list of suspicious dealings at hsbc is rising, one whistle lower tells us how he was silenced and fired for reporting what was criminal activity at hsbc, by the way $1.9 billion in finds, and nobody go going to jail, curious, huh? obama justice, we're coming right back. [ engine rev] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now through december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50% more cash. but i'm upping my game. do you want a candy cane? yes! do you want the puppy? s! do you want a tricycle? yes! do you want 50 percent more cash? no! ♪ festive. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who ke more cash. what's in your wallet? lou: the civil war in syria escalating. meanwhile, u.s. is o
to come and we will see how those, as well. the great state of south carolina. great fobeing with us. hsbc agrees to being a mexican drug cartel bank. terrorists.ertern tonight she meets the former employee wriried to stop hsbc illegal conduct, former hsbc vice president with us tonight for an exclusive interview. progressive claims. this is flo. i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do this without you. you'll never have to. you're always there for me. shh! i'll get you a rental car. i could also use an umbrella. lou: hsbc facing more legal problems tonight. it was a blower who worked as a former vice president and senior business manager is suing the largest bank, second-largest tank in the world for $10 million. said he was ongfully terminated from hsbc after he reported on suspected frauduleno accounts used for moneyer laundeng.n back in 2009. yesterday hsbc agreed pay are fine of $1.9 billion for transferring billions of dollars to nations including iran and drug cartels moving their money illegally through amer
. hsbc agrees to being a mexican drug cartel bank. terrorists.ertern tonight she meets the former employee who tried to stop hsbc illegal conduct, former hsbc vice president with us tonight for an exclusive interview. xclu. suddenly, she does something unexpected and d you see the woman you fell in love with. she's everything to you. but your ererectile dysfunction- that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approd to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialisf you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an
. british banking giant hsbc has agreed to pay a record $1.9 billion to settle a money- laundering case. investigated by authorities in the united states. >> hsbc was accused of using the u.s. financial system to transfer funds from mexican drug cartels and from countries like iran that had been placed under international sanctions. >> the u.s. government says hsbc invaded these practices. they've have been said to enabled terrorists and others to ensure bent sanctions. despite the hefty amount, this will have them avoid prosecution. this is unlikely to spell doom. >> the company is are dealing with this talking about cost- cutting measures and also stripping assets. as far as the fiscal issues are concerned, it is cover bowl. the reputation may take a little bit more time for them to get that back. >> hsbc is not the only european bank facing european money laundering charges in the united states. ing had to pay the highest bond today. credit suisse was also slapped with a stiff penalty. and the world bank of scotland, lloyd's, and barclays have also had to fork out. hsbc's $2 billion
both for coming in. my next guest says hsbc is guilty of the worst behavior any bank can possibly be guilty of. we'll tell you how a $1.9 billion fine is hardly enough and i could not agree more coming up next. smiles make more smiles. when the chocolate is hershey's. life is delicious. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. >> eliot: so let's take a look at what eric holder and lanny's department of justice has done. they brought a case against roger clemens and lost. they brought a case against john edwards and lost. they brought countless frivolous drug cases to pad their stats. what about torture? they said they wanted to be forward-looking which defies the job of a prosecutor. they brought no serious cases against the wall street banks whose misconduct led to the cataclysm of 2008. they have done nothing about walmart's total disregard for the foreign corrupt practices act or against news corp. for the rampant hacking and corruption
. they then funneled hundreds of millions of dollars of transactions through the united states through hsbc there. be evading u.s. prohibition on such transactions by disguising the force of the fund so payments could go for a. hsbc has admitted its guilt to the four count information filed today which sets forth two violations of the bank secrecy act, violation of the international emergency economic powers act and violation of the trading with the enemy act. as part of its resolution of these charges hsbc has agreed $1,256,000,000, the largest amount ever by a financial institution for compliance failure. they also agreed to pay civil penalties of $665 million to resolve parallel regulatory actions brought by the office of the comptroller of currency and the federal reserve bank for a total recovery of over $1.9 billion. the resolution also requires hsbc to implement a series of compliance reforms that we expect to become a model in the financial industry. today's resolution involves multiple agencies and the culmination of years of investigation and analysis. the bank secrecy act investigation
informaciÓn sobre la investigaciÓn que llevo al bando hsbc aceptar el pago de penalidades por # mil millones de dÓlares en estados unidos la investigaciÓn permitio si no que facilitÓ el lavado de cientos de millones de dÓlares provenientes del narcotrÁfico mexicano. a pesar de lograr documentar diversas conductas delictivas el departamento de justicia no ha presentado cargo criminal en contra de es un solo funcionario del banco y bilma tiene mÁs. >>> el banco britÁnico que opera en 84 paÍses. se lavaran 881 millones de dÓlares. principalmente de los carteles de sinaloa de mÉxico. y del norte del valle de colombia. pero sus pecados fueron mÁs allÁ. y la sucursal de mÉxico y estados unidos se hicieron de la vista gorda por varios aÑos y thrilles de dÓlares se movÍan sin control, segÚn lo demuestra esta investigaciÓn del gobierno estadounidense. hsbc no vigilÓ, por valor de 0 billones de dÓlares. en el mismo perÍodo hsbc mexicano vigilÓ la compra de dÓlares en efectivo. por valor de 9. 4 millones de dÓlares. entre el 2006 al 2008. hsbc mÉxico. exportÓ 1 billones de d
both for coming in. my next guest says hsbc is guilty of the worst behavior any bank can of. we'll tell you how a $1.9 billion fine is hardly enough and i could not agree more coming up and good luck. ♪ [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. >> eliot: so let's take a look at what eric holder and lanny's department of justice has done. theyey brought a case against roger clemens and lost. they brought a case against john edwards and lost. they brought countless frivolous drug cases to pad their stats. what about torture? they said they wanted to be forward-looking which defies the job of a pr
' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> one of the world's largest banks, hsbc, has agreed to make the biggest payment in history in a settlement over money laundering. a senate investigation found that hsbc, which is based in london, was involved in laundering millions of dollars for mexican drug cartels and even provided funding for saudi banks with links to other terrorist organizations. joining us now is pete williams, our justice correspondent. pete, in reading the report, it seems as though the mexican affiliate of hsbc, among others, has been operating with complete immunity. >> well, not millions of dollars, billions of dollars. >> billions. >> to launder from mexico, and i thought one of the interesting things today is the justice department announced this $2 billion settlement with hsbc is for some of the banks in mexico, the cartels were such regular customers, they knew the exact dimensions in the teller windows, what the gap was, and they had boxes specially made so they could slide the bocks of cash through the teller windows. what the government said today is that th
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-erian joins us. he's the c.e.o. of pimco. >> tom: still head, british bank hsbc agrees to pay a record fine for laundering mexico drug money. >> susie: it's a major hit to organized labor-- michigan approved legislation today that would greatly limit labor rights. protestors swarmed the state capital as lawmakers passed a bill prohibiting unions from requiring employees to join and pay dues. the move would make michigan, one of the most union-friendly states, the 24th "right to work" state, where union dues are voluntary. >> tom: more bumpy skies for boeing's 787 dreamliner. boeing's much anticipated and high-profile plane was grounded last week, according to "the new york times." the federal aviation administration also has ordered that fuel line connectors on all 787s be inspected. analysts call these problems minor hiccups. but as sylvia hall reports, the dreamliner's profitability to boeing right now is raising bigger concerns. >> reporter: boeing's 787 dreamliner promises to use about 20% less fuel than other planes. that's a big deal for an airline industry struggling with fuel costs.
, middle east terrorists, african dictators all among hsbc's clientele, and no one is going to jail? why not? legal experts join us here next >> british banking giant, hsbc agreed to pay a record dollars 1.9 billion to settle allegations it landerred money from mexican drug lords, and sanctions transactions from iran illegally. lenny brewer said that the scale of hsbc's operation was stunning. >> at least one occasion, hsbc instructed a bank in iran on how to format payment messages so that transactions would not be blocked or rejected by the united states. lou: brewer however also defended the decision to not prosecute the bank, he said. if authorities pressed charges hsbc would almost certainly have lost its banks license here in this country which would have cost thousands of jobs, joining us now to assess this, and more, former prosecutor alease wheel, and artie idala . is -- where is the outrage that lenny brewer, already -- certainly implicated in the "fast and furious" scandal is standing there, as spokesman u.s. justice department saying they are not going to prosecute. >> you se
a pro. melissa: breaking news right now. the justice department announcing hsbc will pay a whopping $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe. o'connell charges be filed? adam shapiro in the news from following this story so closely and has more now. adam. >> we're all getting caught up in $1.9 billion historic fine, but not one person from hsbc will be prosecuted for what the assistant u.s. attorney general says was blatant and egregious violations of u.s. law. it is worse than that. they went on his hsbc work with governments to break the law, foreign governments with terrorists they threatened by their actions the lives of u.s. citizens. saying at one point, and this is a quote, he says i don't think anyone is alleging hsbc was the mastermind of many of these schemes. rather the compliance was so lax that it was allowed to happen. listen to what he said at the beginning of the conference about how hsbc helped governments rake the law. in his own words. >> on at least one occasion hsbc instructed a bank in iran how to format payment messages so that the transactions would not b
with the young turks with cenk uygur. >> it's go time. >> cenk: hsbc is a british bank, one of the largest in the world. they were recently caught dealing not only with drug records and running their money across the world but also al-qaeda and other terrorist groups. of course, as you know, in today's world there will be no consequences. there's a minor fine, but absolutely no one will go to jail. ryan ross of abc news has more. >> when the most ruthless members can he be drug cartels wanted to hide their money they went to hsbc, along with terrorists, all customers of a bank known around the world. today, u.s. authorities said they were holding the british-based bank account automobile. psbc agreed to pay a record $9.12 billion in forfeitures. >> the largest ever. a did he everred prosecution agreement means there will be no prosecution of the bank or its top executives despite more than a decade of dealing with criminals and terrorists. >> cenk: now you heard their record fine, $1.9 billion sounds like a lot of money. why do i say it's a small fine. there's the executives testifying. th
from lansing. not one worker from europe's biggest bank, hsbc, will far us a criminal charge after they were accuses of failing to guard against terrorists, tax cheat and drug cartels but agreed to pay a record $1.9 billion fine to settle the case. that probably won't hurt this bank at all. last quarter, they reported $2.5 billion in net profit. according to the treasury, the failure to police transactions allowed hundreds of millions of dollars in drug money from mexican cartels to flow into the united states. the feds report the bank broke finance laws when they did business with iran and libya and cuba and others. under their deem with the feds, the bank will pay the record fine, change some policies, but not one bank employee will ever face criminal prosecution. the prosecutors say department of justice officials wanted to bring criminal charges but decided not to not because of a lack evidence but because it would put the future of the largest banks at risk. think of that. not because they didn't have the goods. they were worried about the banking system. this says clearly it
, mexican drug cartels, middle east terrorists, african dictators all among hsbc's clientele, and no one is going to jail? why not? legal experts join us here next. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which inclus investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-sizprice. this is awesome. [ male annncer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. >> british banking giant, hsbc agreed to pay a record dollars 1.9 billion to settle allegations it landerred money from mexican drug lords, and sanctions transactions from iran illegally. l
.s. and brazil while warning over a week's global recovery. >>> and hsbc agreed to settle money laundering charges, paying a record $1.9 billion fine. >>> and we're getting the bumping out here today, not only because it's christmas, but -- >> because james ferguson is here. >> and we are finally in the same place at the same time. ♪ reunited and it feels so good ♪ >> there we go. >> my apologies to everyone for that. >> how about that voice? i feel a christmas sing along coming on at some point. >> it's the holt day spirit. >> it is. >> also, we are outside the u.s. senate. we're going to see just how much progress has been made or how little progress between the president and congress on the fiscal cliff situation. >>> and we'll find out just how much the european debt crisis has affected tourist's willingness to travel to southern europe. >> and then south korea's presidential election, yes, it's not just japan, and what to expect from the winner. >>> let's just plug you into where we are with this global market. more now on the global trading day in europe. 5-4 advances just about
. it seems bankers were a little too lax with their banrs. hsbc has agreed to pay a fine in the united states in connection with charges of money laundering. media reports say the fine will be the largest ever paid by a bank to u.s. authorities. hsbc admitted on tuesday its anti-money laundering measures had been inadequate. the bank agreed to pay the penalties to u.s. authorities including the justice department. the bank says it accepts responsibility for past mistakes and has beefed up its internal controls. in july, a u.s. senate report accused the bank of being involved in money transfers linked to drug deals originating in mexico. the report also said the bank settled money transactions with links to iran, a country under u.s. sanctions. >>> now, british authorities have arrested three british men. that's over their alleged connection to a rate-fixing scandal involving libor, the london interbank offered rate. the serious fraud office announced tuesday the first arrests in the case that has rocked the financial community. but officials gave no details other than the arrested men are bri
's how it goes. hsbc perhaps even worse. here's a bank that did business with apparently the bank that funded al-qaeda, including wiring money to one of the 9/11 attackers that did business with the drug lords. what do they get? a $1.5 billion fine. nobody gets arrested. why? they're too big to jail. brian asked about that in this report. watch this. >> this is a very just, very real and very powerful result. >> you don't think the bank got off easy? >> no, and i don't think the bank thinks it got off easy. >> $38 billion in profits over the last two years hsbc can easily afford it's payment. >> cenk: yeah, a joke. nonsense. i mean, the fact that these guys are not in jail when they're the biggest money launderers for drug straighters in the world. stephanie george is sitting in jail and has a life sentence because her exboyfriend hid cocaine in her attic. her earlier convictions were for drug transactions equalling $40 and $120. $40 and $120, life sentence. the top bankers who funneled all the money to the drug lord says, no sentence. there's just no justice in that. kneel parovs
" time on tuesday. a record fine for hsbc, and could apple's faulty maps be life threatening? ashley morrison with that and more from new york. good morning to you. >>> good morning to you. asian markets were cautious as u.s. leaders agreed to reach a budget deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. tokyo's nikkei gained a fraction while hong kong's hang seng added a quarter percent. >>> this week the federal reserve is expected to announce a new bond-buying program aimed at lowering interest rates. if it works, it might soften the blow if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. fed chair ben bernanke has said if a budget deal can't be reached, there's little the central bank can do to offset the shock of those spending increases and tax cuts. >>> a strong sales report from mcdonald's offset wall street's worries about the fiscal cliff negotiations. the dow added 15 points while the nasdaq gained 9 points. >>> hsbc is paying a record $1.9 billion to settle a federal and state money laundering probe. the british bank was under investigation for allegedly transferring billions of dollars on behal
they say this accident could have been avoided. >> british bank hsbc will pay a $1.9 kbrinl fine following a money laundering probe. authorities accused bank of laundering for drug traffickers in america america. hsbc intentionally allowed illegal transactions to countries such as iran, libya ask sudan. the penalty not just financial. to continue doing business in the united states, the bank must make reforms. >> requiring to implement reforms that we expect to be the model in the financial industry. >> hsbc chief executive says he's sorry for past mist yikz a new scholarship fund established at uc berkeley will offer financial aid to undocumented students. the first of its kind in the nation not without controversy. abc 7 news is here now with the story. >> right. other universities like texas and michigan are liking what they see at berkeley. they want to sty⌝a >> he escaped from violence in mexico when he was 16, landing in los angeles. year later he graduated with honors and was the only student at his high school to get into uc berkeley. >> everybody was happy except me. i was like.
. thanks. a stunning admission from one of the biggest banks in the world. the bigs at hsbc admit that they laundered money for drug cartels. they allowed forbidden transactions with countries including libya and iran. but nobody is going to prison. instead the bank executives are just saying we are sorry and paying a fine. the justice department announced agreement with hsbc the biggest bank in all of europe. as part of of the deal hsbc agrees to pay $1.9 billion in fines. a lot of money certainly. but for this bank it's the equivalent of roughly seven weeks of profits. in exchange, these are among the charges that will now disappear. laundering more than $880 million in drug money. and allowing $660 million in prohibited transactions from countries including libya, cuba, burma, sudan and iran. federal prosecutors say the bankers didn't just look the other way, they actually went a step further. one occasion hsbc instructed a bank in iran on how to format payment messages so that the transactions would not be blocked or rejected by the united states. >> shepard: in other words, t
factories pick up the pace in november, both hsbc and the official pmi readings hit multimonth highs, both in expansion territory. it's another month of contraction for manufacturing in the eurozone. the region still in the grip of the crisis. white house and congress may need to call the auto club to jump-start budget talks which have stalled on discussions over taxes. and singapore airlines confirms it's in talks to sell its stake in virgin atlantic. delta is amongst the frontrunners. comes around quickly. december, we're already here. not long before christmas and we have the november final pmis out of the eurozone confirmed at 46.2. that was the flash, 45.4 was october. so slightly higher. the highest since march. but 46 still deep in contraction territory. output numbers, 46.1. so that's going in the right direction. and the final manufacturing pmi export orders 46.4. again, a tick higher than the 45.9 flash, the highest since march. so the contraction activity easing to an eight month low if you can explain away like that. euro-dollar 1.3026. we did gets a high as 1.3048 which would
hsbc. the government says the british bank did business with drug lords and terrorists yet faces no criminal charges. brian ross reports. >> reporter: when the most ruthless of the mexican drug cartels wanted to hide their money, they went to hsbc. so did hamas and al qaeda, along with iran and other countries and the u.s. financial blacklist. all customers of a bank known well around the word. but given much less prominence in the announcement was a deferred prosecution agreement with hsbc, meaning there will be no prosecution of the bank or its top executives. despite more than a decade of dealing with criminals and terrorists. >> this is a very just, very real and very powerful result. >> you don't think the bank got off easy? >> no, and i don't think the bank thinks it got off easy. >> reporter: but with $38 billion in profits over just the last two years alone, hsbc can easily afford its $1.92 billion payment. >> this is a signal to other banks that if you do this kind of stuff, you'll get a parking ticket, you'll pay the fine and move on. >> reporter: since this summer, whe
to the meltdown. also today, global banking giant hsbc agrees to a record payment $1.92 billion. yes, that's billion with a b to settle accusations of money laundering. check this out. a report by the senate banking committee found that hsbc in mexico shipped $7 billion in cash across the u.s. border. 7 billion bucks, no way there wasn't a bunch of drug money there. great guest here on this today, a man who told me at the commercial break likes to get to say, i told you so. neil barofsky, the head of hsbc here, his name is stuart gulliver. we accept responsibility for our past mistakes, goes on to say we have said we're profoundly sorry and we say so again. neil, is there any way these banking officials did not know they were dealing with drug money? >> look, you look at the scope and size of the conduct that is described in the settlement and just the number of the settlement of $2 billion. >> huge. >> the notion this wasn't something that was known on senior levels of the banks. at least they had plenty of reason to suspect that this was ongoing. and gulliver should be happy today. he ju
red flags pointing to money laundering. the penalty for hsbc is $1.9 billion. a senate report says hsbc mexico shipped billions of dollars of cash to the u.s., money believed to be tried to drugs and terrorism. >>> a report sent hewlett- packard soaring leading to a higher dow yesterday. the report says activist investor carl icahn plans to put a stake in hp which helped the stock, down 45% in the year. icahn is said to be worth more than $14 billion and his hedge fund was one of the top performers last year. >>> it's been a record holiday season for seasonal workers. job placement firm challenger, grey and christmas says retailers hired 465,000 seasonal workers last month up 21% from a year ago. and it's the most ever hired in november. challenger says holiday hiring could reach 760,000 by the end of the month. >>> it looks like the new university of california's logo is here to stay. that despite over 42,000 petition signatures against it. let's take a look. the new more modern uc logo came out six months ago and is appearing on more and more uc websites and publications. i'm not
, global banking giant hsbc will pay 1.9 billion dollar fine to settle allegations it engaged in money laundering. the money is believed to be tied to mexican drug cartels even terrorism. hsbc says it accepts responsibility for past mistakes. analysts point out the bank will earn back the fine in a little more than one month. >>> new this morning the air force is getting ready for another test flight of new experimental space plane pro row time of the x-37b will blast off into space today from cape canaveral, florida. this video provided by the air force, launch time set for 10 a.m., our time. the vehicle is being developed as reusable unmanned space vehicle. >> in the last hour we learned delta is buying a 49% stake in virgin atlantic airlines, delta wants better access to heathrow in hahn done, the two are agenting in -- in london. virgin atlantic owned by sir rich and branson who owns a stake in virgin america airlines. >>> got milk? the reason fewer americans are drinking dairy. >>> first, cashmere sweaters. michael finney and consumer re >>> we come back. water vapor in the air, n
. a record settlement but no prosecution at global banking giant hsbc. admits it failed to stop money laundering by mexican drug cartels and terrorism financiers. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. >>> this is where high finance and street crime intersect could be a problem on your street as well. talking about the banking giant hsbc, europe's largest, have to pay $2 billion to settle investigation by u.s. prosecutors who are looking into international drug money laundering. investigators say the bank ignored rules that could have stopped this laundering operation, that the money went to drug cartels and terrorists. jim bolden is joining us london. what happened? >> reporter: well, suzanne, this is interesting. all of these banks have been fined by the u.s. government over last few years but hsbc, by far, the biggest. this fine, as you say, $1.9 billion. the go
.9 billion, that's how much global banking giant hsbc is paying the united states government to resolve accusations of money laundering for mexican drug cartels and terror-linked groups in saudi arabia. business correspondent christine romans joins us now from new york, and it's a serious allegation here. >> it really is and the group hsbc, the uk's largest bank wants to put this behind it, trying to settle the serious allegations, $1.92 billion will be what they will pay the u.s. government, there will be a press conference later today, the justice department, the manhattan d.a. and others to put this to rest. banks operating in the u.s. have an obligation to know their customer and abide by u.s. laws and u.s. sanctions against some pretty bad characters and hsbc apparently didn't do that. that's the allegation of the united states government, helping transfer money for drug cart cartels, for terrorist groups, for countries we're not supposed to be doing business with overall. these sanctions around libya, myanmar, syria and mexican cartels, this is what hsbc says, wants to put the who
to be questioning financial firms such as jpmorgan chase, citigroup and hsbc in connection with the libor rate fixing scandal. trying to limit damage from the phone hacking scandal that engulfed his news of the world paper, rupert murdoch is speeding through the split-up of his media empire. in june, murdoch announced that news corporation would split into two, separating publishing assets from the more lucrative film and television arm of the business. news corp. announced additional deatils of the split this week, including the shuttering of the daily, a tablet-only publication that has struggled to find a foothold in the marketplace. a major deal is happening in the dairy industry. in an attempt to milk more from the u.s. market, canada's largest dairy processor, saputo, is buying the morningstar unit of dean foods for $1.45 billion. morningstar's products include creamers, ice cream and cottage cheese. dean foods, the largest dairy producer in the u.s., based in dallas, is in downsizing mode. the deal with saputo is expected to close at the end of the year. the mayor of newark, new jersey
,000 people worldwide. bank of america and hsbc combined plan for 40,000 layoffs this year. ubs said in october it would cut 10,000 workers. all told, more than 300,000 financial industry jobs have been lost worldwide during the past two years. the bank belt-tightening is expected to continue in 2013. macs are making their way back to the u.s. apple ceo tim cook told bloomberg this week the company will begin manufacturing a line of mac computers in the u.s. most of apple's products are made in asia. factories such as foxconn, a major apple supplier, have come under heavy scrutiny for low wages and poor working conditions. cook said the company will spend $100 million on the manufacturing move in the states, but no word yet on where it will take place. in other apple news, the iphone is getting picked up by another carrier. t-mobile will begin selling the iphone next year. talks are back in the fiscal fight. according to the wall street journal, the staffs for president obama and house speaker boehner are talking again. it follows a nearly week-long silence. wednesday, the presdient
to ensure security. >>> there is word tonight that hsbc will pay billions of dollars to settle a money laundering prone. the bank will pay a record 1.25 billion dollars in forfeiture. the british banking has laundered money through the american financial system. >>> fans held a tear filled in southern california for a star. rivera was killed when a plane went down in mexico. >>> our consumer editor reports a 6-1/2 million dollars upgrade is set to begin at 10:00 tonight. >> reporter: for commuters, the toll plazas is an all too familiar site that they often get a good morning look at. >> the exterior is going to be remaced with prepainted cast aluminum panels. they'll be in a white color to match the tell administration building that you see behind me. that in turn is designed to comp meant the white color the new east span of the bay bridge so that there's a consistent design theme. >> those colors coordinate with the port of oakland. any lane closures would happen between 10:00 and 5:00. >> the inconvenience is going to be negligible. >> the last highway 80 gas station before y
. >>> well, this morning, an apology and an impressive find for a british banking giant. hsbc will pay a record $1.9 billion to settle a u.s. criminal probe alleging the firm ignored red flags about money laundering for years. today the bank admitted to a breakdown of controls. >>> meanwhile, standard chartered is shelling and selling out a smaller but still significant sum of $327 million for violating u.s. saks sancti against iran, sudan, and two other countries. >>> the u.s. treasury is selling its remaining stake in aig for just under $8 billion. that ends the era of government ownership. >>> on the street, hp, the dow's worst performer shot up on rumors that activist investor carl icahn is building a stake in the pc maker. meanwhile mcdonald's gave blue chips a boost in better than expected sales. apple and google have reportedly combined their competing bids for a bundle of kodak patents. former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn and a maid have agreed to settle a suit. the dollar amount will remain confidential. >>> retailers hired 465,000 seasonal workers land month. up 25% from
remaining stake in aig... and reports say regulators have a $1.9 billion dollar settlement with hsbc. the bank is accussed of laundering money for drug dealers and terrorists. john brady of rj o'brien joins us now. john, are you seeing any special positioning ahead of the fed? > > we have angie. over the course of the last two weeks so, we have seen equity markets continue to "melt up," as traders would say, continue to be sort of supported by this idea that the federal reserve is going to continue its method of quantitative easing. the fed meeting to start today. however, we will receive the announcement from the fed tomorrow, perhaps around 1:00 or so wednesday. but, the idea is that risk assets, both equities and metals, commodities mostly, continue to melt higher with the idea that the fed is going to continue to monetize its debt and supply excess reserves to the economy. > what about tax management? what are you seeing with investors and traders trying to avoid that fiscal cliff, although potentially that could happen next year? > > we have seen two big trades really, angie. fi
. bankings are usually in the business of making money and not handing it over. in a record fine, hsbc pays $1.9 billion to settle u.s. allegations of money laundering. our chief economics correspondent has all the details. >> the largest bank in money- laundering, cartels washed through the bank. it resulted in a $1.9 billion fine, the biggest in u.s. banking history. the american authorities >> the corruption of the financial system by drug traffickers and other criminals, and free evading u.s. sanctions and law. >> they find $7 billion will be transferred between mexico and the u.s.. there were 25,000 transactions involving iran. in $290 million in suspicious traveler's checks were cleared by the bank. in a statement, they said they were story -- sorry for past mistakes. the former chairman was appointed as trade minister for david cameron. he had this to say when the allegations emerged in july. >> there were failures of the implementation, they expressed regret for that. it is a company i am proud to have worked for. >> they are not the only british bank to run these. the accusations o
banks including ubs, jp morgan, citigroup and hsbc are still being investigated for possible connections to the libor scandal. general motors, struggling with an overstock of their full- sized trucks, is hoping to unload some inventory. the car company is trying to boost sales with an enhanced package of incentives for poetential buyers - a good thing for consumers, not necessarily for gm. the car giant had earlier vowed to hold off on such promotions in order to shield profits through the end of the year. the government is poised to make a $22 billion profit on its bailout of aig. the treasury department said this week it will sell its remaining shares of the insurance company. that consists of 234 million shares, or 15.9% of the company. it marks an end to the bailout the government gave to aig at the start of the financial crisis. thousands of supporters and opponents are expected at a public hearing on fracking today in albany, new york - and there could be friction. conservationists say hydraulic fracturing for gas is harmful to the environment, while supporters claim it creates job
, quien fue a operarse de cancer en cuba, pasa los momentos mas duros de su vida. y el banco "h-s-b-c" pagara una penalidad de mas de mil 900 millones de dolares a estados unidos por prestarse para operaciones de lavado de dinero.la primera informacion en despierta america . >> [♪ ♪] . >> cada vez más fotos de los fanáticos que imortalizaron como prometimos lo compartimos . >> hace meses también se unió a generación américa , como saben de univisión para compartir su historia y contar como lucho por sus sueños . >> estamos para ver esta entrevista . >> así es . >> inedita . >> se hizo en los Ángeles para generación américa , con varias personalidades . >> jenni rivera fue una , también hablo de los sacrificios de la importancia de la familia y del idioma español . >> [♪ ♪] . >> creo que esta carrera la lucha para llegar a ser exitoso , . >> así describe lo difícil que era su profesión . >> estar viejando cada fin de semana, a diferentes países es difíciles para una mujer . >> su familia su prioridad, su deseo era más tiempo a sus 5 hjos . >> quiero ser
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